Employee Experience in Israel
The Global Employee Experience Report allows you to access workplace culture, employee engagement, employee happiness and employee wellness in Israel. These four main indexes compose the overall Employee Experience Score that sets the ground rules for the future of work.
Bases of Employee Engagement
The employee engagement rate in Israel is higher compared to many countries. The average eNPS score for organizations performs better. In a survey, the rate of those who said "I would recommend the company as a great place to work" is 92%, 8% above the world average. At the same time, employees are aware of how their responsibilities affect the team and the company. In this way, the rate of forming a sense of belonging and teamwork among employees is also high. In order to improve this ratio, it is important to allocate time for internal activities however the overall employee satisfaction and employee wellbeing performance better.
Internal Communication and Employee Feedback Structure
Even though companies in Israel have a hierarchical structure, they create a working environment based on open internal communication. Employees are encouraged to voice their opinions and communicate their ideas to senior management. The entrepreneurial mindset in the company is highly important so that employee suggestions will be taken care of. Companies are aware that everyone is considered equal that the contributions of the new employee are as important as a manager. They are outspoken in communication and will appreciate it when they see it in you.
Pillars of Workplace Culture
Review Working Hours
Working days and hours in Israel may differ from other countries. The working week starts at 08:00 - 09:00 on Sunday and ends between 17:00 - 18:00. Thursday is the last working day of the week. Since Saturday is a rest day, many businesses close on Friday afternoon. You won't be able to get answers to your emails and phone calls.
Don't Forget to Buy Gifts on Important Holidays
There are two important holidays in Israel; Passover and Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). Between these two holidays, it is customary for employers to give gifts to their customers and employees. A gift you will bring to your partner during these periods will create a positive impression. During other holidays such as Hanukkah and Purim, it is a normal business day for the private sector.
Don't Stress About The Dress Code and Time Management
The daily lifestyle of Israelis is also reflected in their business life. In general, they like to dress comfortably, in many workplaces it is considered acceptable to wear jeans, t-shirts, sandals. In addition, they prepare timelines and set deadlines for projects. However, these dates may be delayed.
Get Used to Using Checks
Suppliers, customers, business partners commonly use checks to pay for various services. For small amounts, checks are preferred over wire transfers. The use of payment applications is also increasing day by day.
Learning & Development of Future Talents
Attainment rates are secondary diploma 85%, post-secondary diploma 49%. 47% of 25-34 year-olds had a higher learning degrees in Israel.
Performance & Productivity GDP per Hour Worked: 106
Part-time Employment Rate: 15.1%
Average Wages: 3750,04 USD
Employee Turnover Rate: 17%
Minimum Wages: 1530,5 USD
Population: 8.782.782 (2021)
Unemployment Rate: Total 5.39% - Male 4.8% - Female 3.793%